LAHORE: Former Qatari premier Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani reached Lahore on Wednesday to meet Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Nawaz Sharif.
The former Qatari prime minister arrived in Pakistan with a 13-member delegation.
His meeting with the former prime minister is presently under way at the latter’s residence in Jati Umra.
Sources have informed that Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who is currently in Islamabad, will join the meeting if he arrives at Lahore on time. The purpose of the meeting between the PML-N leader and Qatari leader is not known yet.
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani, surfaced in Panama leaks case against Sharif family when a letter was shown to the Supreme Court purportedly in which the Qatari claimed that the London properties of Sharif family were proceeds of their real estate businesses in which the prime minister’s father, Mian Muhammad Sharif, had invested 12 million dirhams in 1980.
Earlier, A letter from Hamad Bin Jassim was brought to light late in Geo News’ program Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath – on July 20, 2017. In the letter btained by Geo News, the Qatari Prince promises a meeting in Doha with the Panama Papers’ Joint Investigation Team (JIT) by the end of this week but on the condition of being provided immunity from any court-related matters and resulting investigation.
The prince also vows to verify in the meeting the authenticity of two prior letters sent to Pakistan with regard to the Panama Papers case. The letters in question were slammed as bogus by certain political leaders, who alleged that it only surfaced to help the incumbent Prime Minister escape money laundering charges.